Road to Nowhere: The National Immunization Program is out of control: who will restore sanity?
By J.B. Handley
In A User-Friendly Vaccine Schedule, perhaps the most enlightened work ever written by a doctor regarding immunizations, Dr. Donald Miller, a professor at The University of Washington writes:
“The schedule states, "Your child can safely receive all vaccines recommended for a particular age during one visit." Public health officials, however, have not proven that it is indeed safe to inject this many vaccines into infants. What's more, they cannot explain why, concurrent with an increasing number of vaccinations, there has been an explosion of neurologic and immune system disorders in our nation’s children.”
We try to make similar points with a full page ad in USA Today that asks what we consider to be many reasonable questions like, “Given the unabated rise of autism to epidemic levels, isn’t it time for the scientific community to seriously consider the anecdotal evidence of so many parents?”
The CDC and AAP and others try to portray parents who advocate for a safer approach to vaccinating as “anti-vaccine zealots.” It benefits their agenda to pathologize our points of view so that the debate can’t focus on very reasonable questions:
- Why has the recommended immunization schedule grown from 10 vaccines to 36 vaccines in 25 years? Was there a period between 1983 and today where children faced an epidemic of disease that created a need for a 260% rise in the number of vaccines given?
- Why are their so many toxic substances in vaccines?
- Why aren’t vaccines ever tested for combination risk?
I have bad news for our health authorities who hope to shut us up with poorly-designed studies created to generate a specific outcome: Unfortunately, our numbers continue to grow.
With each day that passes, Generation Rescue receives more emails from parents with newly-diagnosed children with autism who watched the same thing happen to their kids that we watched happen to ours: we followed the CDC’s schedule on the advice of our pediatrician, our child descended into autism after their shots, and then we did our own research and learned the truth.
The number of parents getting caught in this web of autism keeps growing and with it the chance for more people with the celebrity, power, money, energy, or anger to make sure that change happens.
So, we thought we’d extend an olive branch to our health authorities to try and propose a solution. We don’t want the national vaccine program to blow up, and we don’t want to see our children return to a time when deadly childhood illnesses were the #1 cause of death in children.
Since 1983 was a time well after deadly childhood diseases had been brought under control, we propose starting there with the following, simple, four-point plan:
1. Return to the 1983 schedule of 10 vaccines before the age of six.
2. Delay immunizations until children reach their first birthday.
3. For the MMR vaccine, separate the immunizations into three separate shots. For the measles shot, provide a high-dose Vitamin A protocol for children after the shot is administered to reduce complications.
4. Get toxic substances out of vaccines as quickly as possible. (Apparently, aluminum has largely been used to replace thimerosal in vaccines. This is not very smart, since aluminum is also a potent neurotoxin.)
So there you go, CDC and AAP: a solution to try and protect our children from deadly disease and autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, asthma, and food allergies all at the same time.
We think it’s a very reasonable proposal and we hope that other national autism organizations, members of Congress, and influential Doctors and Scientists will endorse Generation Rescue’s 4-Point Plan for Vaccine Safety or propose their own. It’s time to put our kids back on a road to health.
Given the forward-thinking nature of Dr. Miller’s article, I thought I’d give him the last word:
“Health officials consider a vaccine to be safe if no bad reactions – like seizures, intestinal obstruction, or anaphylaxis – occur acutely. The CDC has not done any studies to assess the long-term effects of its immunization schedule. To do that one must conduct a randomized controlled trial, the lynchpin of evidence-based medicine, where one group of children is vaccinated on the CDC’s schedule and a control group is not vaccinated. Investigators then follow the two groups for a number of years (not just three to four weeks, as has been done in vaccine safety studies). Concerns that vaccinations in infants cause chronic neurologic and immune system disorders would be put to rest, and their safety certified, if the number of children who develop these diseases is the same in both groups. No such studies have been done, so vaccine proponents cannot say that vaccines are indeed as safe as they think they are.”
JB Handley is Co-Founder of Generation Rescue and Editor at Large for Age of Autism.